Voith secures new contract for hydro power plant modernization in Brazil
For the modernization of the Água Vermelha plant Voith Hydro will overhaul the generators and turbines as wells as the associated electromechanical systems. Additionally, many components will be completely renewed. In operation since 1978, Água Vermelha holds six units with a total capacity of 1,396 MW. It is the largest plant owned by the energy company AES Tietê and is operated by the „Operator of the National Electricity System“ (ONS).
About the Company
Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transportation & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs almost 40,000 people, generates € 5.6 billion in sales, operates in about 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.
The importance of Hydro Power
Hydro power is the largest, oldest and most reliable form of renewable energy generation. Worldwide, it makes an indispensable contribution to stable power supplies and hence to economic and social development - both in industrial countries and in emerging markets. Hydro power also makes a significant contribution to climate-protecting energy production. Voith has been a leading supplier of this technology from the early beginning and continuously develops it further.